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photo: The War on Drugs in NYC in 2014 (more by PSquared Photography)
The War On Drugs

Youtube's back at SXSW, and this year they'll be taking over Coppertank Downtown on Wednesday and Thursday (3/18-3/19) for a pair of official showcases.

Wednesday's show goes from 1 PM to midnight with music from The War On Drugs, Future Islands, Leon Bridges, Ryn Weaver, Raury, Ibeyi, Lany and Meg Mac.

Thursday is a full 12 hours from 1 PM to 1 AM with The Weeknd, DJ Windows 98 (aka Arcade Fire's Win Butler) ft. Young Paris, Marina and the Diamonds, iLoveMakonnen, Robert Delong, Børns, Hiatus Kaiyote, Mickey Guyton and Priory.

Check out set times for both days below...

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IFC Fairgrounds

SXSW 2015 is almost here (BrooklynVegan day parties included)!

Though some official showcases sell tickets at the door, your best way in to the shows is with a festival badge or wristband. Those are expensive and hard to get though, so we're giving away a pair of SXSW wristbands, courtesy of IFC Fairgrounds! BrooklynVegan is also giving away a pair, courtesy of the same fine folks, so that's four wristbands we have to give to you total! Details on how to enter the BV Austin contest are below.

IFC Fairgrounds is returning to Austin during SXSW from March 19-21, featuring rides, food, carnival games, giveaways and, of course, live music. It's free to attend, but you do need to RSVP. You can check out the line-up in the post above, and listed below.

And don't forget to follow @BVSXSW on Twitter for more SXSW news and updates.

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FPSF 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
FPSF

Houston's Free Press Summer Festival returns for its sixth year on May 31 and June 1 in Eleanor Tinsley Park. The lineup was just announced and it includes Jack White, Vampire Weekend, Lauryn Hill, Wu-Tang Clan, Deftones, The Kills, Die Antwoord, Chvrches, tUnE-yArDs, Washed Out, Flosstradamus, Sky Ferreira, First Aid Kit, Mariachi El Bronx, King Khan & the Shrines, Flatbush Zombies, The Orwells, Destruction Unit, Syd Arthur, Jana Hunter, Pinkish Black and more. Tickets are on sale now.

Full lineup below...

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Field Report at BV-SXSW 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Field Report

One business leader is prioritizing his mental health over a surging career.

Joseph Kennedy, CEO of Pandora, an Internet radio site, announced Thursday that he's stepping down, even as the company posted a 54 percent jump in revenue. It may seem odd for a successful executive to jump ship at the height of his company's success, but in explaining his decision, Kennedy said he had something more important to attend to.

"As I approach the start of my tenth year, my head is telling me it is time to get to a recharging station sooner rather than later," Kennedy said in an earnings call with analysts, according to USA Today.

It may come as no surprise that Kennedy needs a break. He helped Pandora navigate a series of obstacles since becoming a public company in 2011, including lagging advertisement revenue and issues with royalty costs, according to the Wall Street Journal. What's more surprising is that he actually decided to take that break. [Huffington Post]

On a lighter note for Pandora, they'll be in Austin this week for SXSW and have a number of day and night shows from Tuesday (3/12) through Friday (3/15) at Antone's. Artists playing their shows include Talib Kweli, Angel Haze, Eagles of Death Metal, Richard Thompson Electric Trio, The Gaslamp Killer, Dead Prez, Guards, Surfer Blood, Field Report, Akron/Family, Anamanaguchi, Dawes, and more. You can browse their entire lineup and schedule at Pandora.com/SXSW.

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Savages at BV-CMJ 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Savages

Last month, SXSW revealed its first round of artists for their 2013 festival, which happens from March 12-17, and now they've revealed a second announcement with way more artists. The new announcement includes Allo Darlin', Angel Haze, Audacity, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Blood Diamonds, Bonde Do Role, Deap Vally, Dessa, Eaux, Sky Ferreira, Flatbush Zombies, Foxygen, Girl Unit, Hundred Waters, Hunters, Major Lazer, Ms Mr, Nguzunguzu, Nu Sensae, Palma Violets, Paws, Peace, PS I Love You, Ratking, Rhye, Savages, Shout Out Louds, The Soft Moon, Thee Oh Sees, Toro y Moi, Ume, Wavves, and many more.

Full list below...

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